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Parks Court, Upton Scudamore

Description: Parks Court

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 July 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 313852

OS Grid Reference: ST8655847759
OS Grid Coordinates: 386558, 147759
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2289, -2.1939

Location: 6 The Orchard, Upton Scudamore, Wiltshire BA12 0AG

Locality: Upton Scudamore
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 0AG

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There is also a scheduled monument, Bowl Barrow South of Biss Farm, Upton Scudamore, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

ST 84 NE
(south side)
8/213 Parks Court
(formerly listed as
Manor Farmhouse)
Manor house. C15, altered early C17 by Seaman family, restored
1985-86. Rubble stone, concrete tiled roof, diagonally-set brick
stacks. Two-bay open hall house with cross wings. Two-storey,
4-window front. Tudor-arched doorway with strapwork-panelled door
to left of hall, to right is one C15 two-light window with cusped
lights and blind Perpendicular panels to top with square hoodmould
and C17 cross window, C17 first floor gabled 3-light mullioned
casement with blocked vent over C15 window, now lighting C20
gallery. Cross wing to left has two cross windows with single
hoodmould to ground and first floor, 2-light mullioned casement to
attic, coped verge. Service cross wing to right has single cross
window to ground and first floors, right return partly rebuilt in
C18 brick, 3-light and 2-light casements to ground floor and first
floors, rear gable retains timber-framing to gable, blocked doorway
to ground floor. Left return of parlour cross wing has external
stack, single recessed chamfered light to first floor. Projecting
rear wing has blocked doorway and 3-light ovolo-mullioned casement
with hoodmould over, blocked mullioned window to attic, rear of
this wing has blocked window to ground floor, 3-light ovolo-
mullioned casement to first floor and attic, removed stack, simlar
windows on side facing rear courtyard. Rear of hall has C20
single-storey lobby to left with Tudor-arched doorway within and
reset 2-light mullioned casement, 3-light mullioned casement to
Interior: 1985 restoration included removal of C17 inserted floor
over hall, insertion of gallery over through passage at west end,
C17 stack moved from central position in hall to east end. Two-
bay deep arch-braced collar truss roof with chamfered soffits and
curved windbracing, crown post to upper part of roof, partly
visible below barrel-vaulted plaster ceiling. Tudor-arched stone
fireplace reset at east end of hall. Good door with 8 wainscot
panels opposite front door at west end leads to stair hall in
parlour wing; dogleg stairs with closed string and turned
balusters, wide moulded handrail with square newels with ball
pendants, probably mid C17, rising to attic. Timber-framed
partition between hall and parlour, ovolo-moulded doorcases and
studded strapwork-panelled doors, parlour has C17 wainscot
panelling and deep chamfered cross beams, C20 fireplace. Rear
sitting room has ovolo-moulded doorway, blocked fireplace.
Kitchen in east wing has deep chamfered beam with bar stops, open
fireplace with lintel on stone jambs, two planked doors to left,
one to winding stairs. First floor of east wing has timber-framed
partition and planked doors. First floor of parlour range has two
bolection-moulded fireplaces, doors with 2 fielded panels in ovolo-
moulded cases, reset C17 wainscot panelling with strapwork frieze.
The Park family leased house from the Hungerfords during C15,
Seaman family made C17 alterations and rebuilt the wings.
(VCH, Wiltshire, Vol 8, 1965)

Listing NGR: ST8655847759

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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